Went out to mission beach with my dad and bro for a little perch action this morning, of course my dad couldn't settle for dink perch so he brought along the big 9 foot boom rod and hurled it out past the break. Between my brother and I we got 3 or 4 small shovel nose and a handful of perch, most small but I happened to get one big enough to lip. Of course I forgot to take pictures again, I even brought my camera. Anyway to the point of this post, i've been missing a lot of hook sets lately and i'm wondering what iv'e changed in my setup to do it. I'm using 8# mono, 1/2 egg, and #6 oshannessy (whatever they are) mustad hooks. I was getting bit from every which way but had a hard time hooking up and they just kept stealing my bait. Does anybody have any comments about these hooks, They don't seem all that sharp and I was thinking there not sharpened to well from the factory and that could be it. Also I have my weight running on a pretty short length, could it be possible that they feel it before they have a chance to really eat the bait and get hooked? I guess a combination of those two is probably it but does anybody have comments, advice?